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Rio Reservoir


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Rio Reservoir offers some great fishing opportunities. The remains of an old bridge offers good structure for bass fishing. While fishing keep your eyes open for bald eagles (this is prime eagle-viewing country). Recent fisheries surveys have also found that Rio Reservoir has a healthy walleye population

Physical Features

Elevation: 813 feet
Surface Area: 422 acres
Shore Length: 9.3 miles
Max Depth: 80 feet
Mean Depth: 31 feet


NYS DEC boat launch off of Old Plank Rd. Parking for 15 cars and trailers, open April 1 to November 1. Hand launch located off of Rio Dam Rd with parking for 10 cars. No gas motors allowed. No ice fishing allowed (Eagle habitat)
Rio Reservoir Contour Map PDF (178 KB)

Fish Species

Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Brown Trout, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bullhead, Chain Pickerel, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch and Walleye

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